Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 83 km east of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 16:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Russia, 83 km east of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 16:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 May 16:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
May 4 16:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.5.
Date & time: May 4, 2019 16:40:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.28°N / 146.6°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Antipode: 43.28°S / 33.4°W
Nearest volcano: Mendeleev (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) S of Shikotan (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Nemuro (Japan) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) ESE of Shibetsu (Japan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Kushiro (Japan) (pop: 183,600) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) ESE of Abashiri (Japan) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ESE of Kitami (Japan) (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) E of Obihiro (Japan) (pop: 173,900) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) SE of Korsakov (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) SE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop: 176,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) S of Shikotan Island (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSE of Kunajiri Island (pop: 7,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) E of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.510 kmKuril Islands (Russia)GFZ
5.120 kmKuril Islands (Russia)EMSC
5.541 kmKuril Islands (Russia)BMKG
5.159 km71km ESE of Nemuro, Japan (Russia)USGS
5.218 kmKuril Islands Area (Russia)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Sapporo (425.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 10 Jun 2019 17:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 2019 17:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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